No. 11 Bloomfield's season came to a close with a first-round loss to No. 6 Pojoaque Valley on Saturday night in Pojoaque.
The Bobcats were unable to contain the Pojoaque’s (21-8) jumpers as they fell 70-33 in the 3A state playoffs.
"They were just good," said Bloomfield head coach Devon Manning. "We were told that if they hit their 3s, they are tough to beat, and they were knocking them down."
Bloomfield (11-18) had trouble scoring around the basket throughout the contest.
"We missed a lot of close-range shots that, if we had made them, would have made the game a lot closer," Manning said.
Seniors Michael Crockett and Dustin Dugger each scored nine points to lead Bloomfield in their final game for the Bobcats.
"All the seniors put in the hard work for four years," Manning said. "This team grew up so much. I couldn't be prouder of where we started and where we finished. I couldn't ask for more from them."
Bloomfield will return three starters — junior Ryan Johnson and sophomores Ray Sanchez and Tyler Barker — next season as they try to build the program moving forward.
"Hopefully our underclassman will learn what it takes to win a playoff game," Manning said. "We have some JV kids who can shoot, too, but next year is a long ways away and we'll see how the summer goes."
Joshua Perry can be reached at jperry@daily-times.com or 505-564-4577. Follow him on twitter @jperrysuu.

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